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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Bowdoin

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Bowdoin

Women's Soccer vs. Bowdoin
Sunday, October 11—2 p.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Bowdoin will meet for the 27th time on Sunday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1985. After playing for 24 consecutive seasons, the sides have not faced each other since 2008. The Beavers are just 1-21-4 all-time against the Polar Bears.

LAST MEETING
Shir Castel '09 scored in the 58th minute for Babson and Bowdoin's Rebecca Silva notched the equalizer in the 78th minute as the teams played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on September 7, 2008, in Brunswick, Maine.

LAST BOWDOIN WIN
Ann Zeigler scored 9:11 into overtime to help the Polar Bears defeat Babson, 3-2, on September 9, 2007, in Babson Park. Lauren Blackburn and Castel scored for the Beavers, who were unable to hold onto a 2-1 second-half lead.

LAST BABSON WIN
Lauren Angelos '05 scored in the 87th minute as the Beavers defeated Bowdoin, 2-1, on September 12, 2004, in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE POLAR BEARS
Bowdoin (5-3-1), which is ranked seventh in the NSCAA New England poll, is looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss at regionally-ranked Trinity on Saturday. Senior goalkeeper Bridget McCarthy made four saves for the Polar Bears, who put 11 shots on target but conceded the game's only goal in the 81st minute. First-year Julia Peterson (6-1-13) has notched four game-winning goals, while senior Kiersten Turner (3-3-9) leads the squad in assists. McCarthy has posted a 0.69 goals against average and a .864 save percentage to go along with four clean sheets in nine starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (9-2-3), which is ranked fifth in the latest regional poll, extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a 3-0 victory over Coast Guard on Saturday. Senior Meghan Tyson, junior Marissa Endow and first-year Jessica Fernandes all scored in the first half for the Beavers, who have posted three straight shutouts. Fernandes (6-2-14) and Tyson (5-2-12) have combined to score four game-winning goals, while junior Olivia Kerester (3-3-9) is tied for the team lead in assists. First-year goalkeeper Elizabeth Mycock has a 0.39 goals against average and a .900 save percentage to go along with five shutouts in 12 appearances this fall.

STIFF COMPETITION
Bowdoin will be the fourth regionally-ranked opponent the Beavers have faced over the last three weeks. Babson is 1-1-1 in those games, all of which were played on the road.

UNFAMILIAR OPPOSITION
Since the last meeting between these two teams in 2008, the Green and White has faced just two other NESCAC programs. Babson tied with Bates in 2009 and Wesleyan in 2013, and defeated the Cardinals at home last season.

OUT OF CONFERENCE SUCCESS
The Beavers have gone 12-4-1 against non-conference opponents over the last two years, including a 9-2-1 mark at Hartwell-Rogers Field.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Babson is 9-0-2 this season when holding its opponents to one goal or less.

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